Felix Baumgartner http://www.kunc.org en VIDEO: A Skydive From The Edge Of Space http://www.kunc.org/post/video-skydive-edge-space <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHtvDA0W34I</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:51:00 +0000 35059 at http://www.kunc.org VIDEO: A Skydive From The Edge Of Space The Last Word In Business http://www.kunc.org/post/last-word-business-249 Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And our last word in business today, is supersonic.<p>A space jump and the brand behind it mesmerized viewers yesterday.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Felix Baumgartner wanted to jump from 24 miles up and travel faster than the speed of sound in freefall, which would be a first. From mission control, they went through a checklist.<p>UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Item 31. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 08:51:00 +0000 35048 at http://www.kunc.org Jumping From The 'Top Of The World,' Skydiver Breaks Sound Barrier http://www.kunc.org/post/jumping-top-world-skydiver-breaks-sound-barrier "I know the whole world is watching now, and I wish the world could see what I see."<p>Those were the words of Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner as he plummeted toward Earth faster than the speed of sound. He jumped 24 miles from the stratosphere and landed gracefully just more than nine minutes later in a desert in Roswell, N.M., Sunday.<p>His plunge was record-breaking on three fronts: the highest jump, the longest distance of a free fall and the fastest vertical velocity. Sun, 14 Oct 2012 23:22:00 +0000 35044 at http://www.kunc.org Jumping From The 'Top Of The World,' Skydiver Breaks Sound Barrier Heavy Winds Scrub 'Fearless Felix's' Launch http://www.kunc.org/post/heavy-winds-scrub-fearless-felixs-launch <p>Heavy winds have scrubbed the second launch attempt Tuesday for Felix Baumgartner.</p><p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:47:07 +0000 Jim Hill 34814 at http://www.kunc.org Heavy Winds Scrub 'Fearless Felix's' Launch 'Fearless Felix' Set To Break Sound Barrier http://www.kunc.org/post/fearless-felix-set-break-sound-barrier Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And Australian daredevil is set to test several scientific principles today, as he jumps from a balloon nearly 22 miles above the Earth. Wearing a specially designed suit, Felix Baumgartner should reach a speed of about 700 miles an hour, as he becomes the first skydiver to break the sound barrier. It may be a stunt, and a stunning one, but Baumgartner says the data from his stratospheric leap could help develop lifesaving measures and equipment for astronauts. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 10:49:00 +0000 34799 at http://www.kunc.org